JAVIER CASTELLANO, VIOLENCE, Winner: “I positioned myself in a very good spot around the first turn and I believe that was the key to winning this race. You don´t want to be too far back particularly in a race for 2-year-olds. I had a lot of confidence in this colt. He is so calm and handles himself very professionally. I think he is a special horse and I am really looking forward to big times.”
JOSEPH TALAMO, FURY KAPCORI, Second: “I broke out in front and three or four were pressing me the entire way. They went pretty quickly out there and I thought he ran a hell of a race.”
GARRETT GOMEZ, DEN´S LEGACY, Third: “I got held up going into the far turn for a minute. I wish I could have stayed down on the inside a little bit longer, but he made a huge run and even turning for home I thought I had a good chance to run them down and then he leveled off a little bit.”
h4. Trainer Quotes
TODD PLETCHER, VIOLENCE, Winner: “He’s a colt that we’ve thought a lot of all along. He’s a big, leggy colt that we felt like was going to continue to improve and mature. We felt like this summer he was the kind that we would start off at least six furlongs and we ended up starting him at seven furlongs. I thought he ran a very courageous race (Aug. 18 at Saratoga) for a first time starter. We talked about a couple of strategies. One was to try to make the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile). The other was a more patient strategy. We decided to wait on the (Grade II) Nashua (at Aqueduct) and when he ran so well in the Nashua we started looking whether we wanted to run him back in 20 days in the (Grade II) Remsen, put him away for the winter or something else. We decided that if we were going to run him once more this year, this race made the most sense. Another factor in deciding to ship out here is that he’s the kind of horse that has such a great disposition and good mind that shipping wouldn’t bother him at all. He’ll probably start again at the end of February or the beginning of March.”
JERRY HOLLENDORFER, FURY KAPCORI, Second: “He ran very well. He came out of his last race real good. I was very happy with his race. We’ll take a look and see what happens from here.”
BOB BAFFERT, DEN’S LEGACY (3RD), CARVING (6TH), REALLY MR GREELY (9TH), TITLE CONTENDER (11th): “You always hope for a 1-2-3-4, but I was most disappointed with Title Contender. Really Mr Greely just can’t go this far. Title Contender, we were trying to get him back today, but he just used himself up. Den’s Legacy is getting better, I liked his race today. He’s solid and tough.”
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